STILETTO! A Personal Jet SPEEDER...WIP 12-26-12

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STILETTO!!!

Stiletto is a High Speed - Jet Powered Flying Car!

I always wanted a Flying Car...

I am using parts from AMT's X-Wing Fighter and Monogram's Seaquest Stinger Kits to make the Stiletto.

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The first thing I did was to cut off the rounded bottom of the Stinger and replace it with Flat Sheet Plastic.

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Next I cut off the Tail Section and removed a Pie-Shaped section from the cut. Then I turned the Tail Up-Side Down and glued it back. This caused the angle of the Tail Section to changed in a downward direction.

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Next I cut the bottom edge of the body as shown...

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I cut the front off the X-Wing Fighter and carved it to fit the Stinger Body, Up-Side Down. Then I glued it in place...

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More Coming... B)

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Wow... that's really out there! :D

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Ira ,You just never know were to find you next :)

I'll have to keep my eyes open.

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Cut that stuff up! It's only plastic daddy-o! This is gonna be cool. I can't wait to see the end results!!!

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I watching this build. That's a radical idea!

The original Stinger model was 1:20 ?

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STILETTO GETS SOME BACK!!!

I turned the back half of the X-Wing Body up-side down and sliced it to match the Stinger's Rear Body Line...


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I glued it in place on the Stinger as shown.


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Here is a shot of the Stiletto showing the progress...


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Looks pretty kool!!!!!

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ADDING SOME UNDERSIDE SHAPE!!!

I cut the top front off of the X-Wing Fighter Body...


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I did some Cutting and Fitting to make for tight fit. Then I glued it in place.


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Here is another view!


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Wow... that's really out there! :D

Thanks!

That's the Plan... B)

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Another fun Ira build to watch, cool !

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ENGINE MOUNTS!!!

I am making Engine Mounts with 1/2" Plastruc "L" Strip.


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I cut the strips so that they filled the Slots in the X-Wing Body.


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I also trimmed the front so that it extends to the point shown. This will allow me to slide the Engines Forward!


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Ira ,You just never know were to find you next :)

I'll have to keep my eyes open.

Yeah, I like to try New Things for a Change of Pace.... B)

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! ! ! ! ! ! !

Loving this! :)

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Cut that stuff up! It's only plastic daddy-o! This is gonna be cool. I can't wait to see the end results!!!

Thanks George!

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WE'VE GOT POWER!!!

I sliced off the ends of the X-Wings and then I glued them together.

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Then I turned the X-Wing Assemblies around so that the Wings face the Engine Mounts. Next I spread the Wings and glued them on to the Engine Mounts. Here they are in place...

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B)

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You are up to your (un)usual tricks again, Ira. Loving every step, keep it going.

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I watching this build. That's a radical idea!

The original Stinger model was 1:20 ?

Thanks Edward!

Yes, the Stinger is 1/20th scale and the X-Wing Fighter is a little bigger than HO scale. The X-Wing Figure is only about 1" tall...

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Looks pretty kool!!!!!

Thank You Dr.!

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THE FIN IS IN!!!

I cut the Front and Rear Sections from the Interior and Shaved a little off the Bottom too.

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I cut a piece of sheet plastic to cover the front area removed from the Interior, and glued it in place...

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Next I Cut Off the Back Section of the Bubbletop and glued it in place as shown. Then I Sanded the area smooth.

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I cut the BiG Fin from sheet plastic, sanded the edges down nice and sharp, and glued it in place!

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B)

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Another fun Ira build to watch, cool !

Thanks Ray!

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! ! ! ! ! ! !

Loving this! :)

Thanks Mike!

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MORE ENGINES & FINS!!!



I couldn't decide weather to have more Engine Details or more Fins...then I found these parts!

These are the Engine "Backs" for the X-Wing. I added strips of plastic on the edge and then sanded the strips down to a sharp edge.


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I also cut 2 pieces of plastic tubing, flattened them a bit and glued them on as shown...


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Here are the New Engines & Fins in place!


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Rear View...


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Hope you like it!

B)

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You are up to your (un)usual tricks again, Ira. Loving every step, keep it going.

Thank You Dr.!

Glad you like it so far.

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Ira,

Just found this one and all I can say is really cool. You come up with some interesting ideas and use some interesting kits to make it work.

Keep up the good work.

Looking forward to see this at the NNL West.

Bobthehobbyguy

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Looking cool.. but I have loved you builds.. there so out of the box thinking.

Thanks Derick!

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